How To Do A Proper Push-Up

Do you like to exercise? Wondering how to do the push-up properly?

Push-ups aren't just for buff army trainees; they are a great upper body, low-cost exercise. If you're just looking to tone up or gain strength but not too much mass, push-ups are a great exercise. The best thing is you don't have to go to the gym to do them, you can do them at home!


1. Lie chest-down with your hands at shoulder level, palms flat on the floor and slightly more than shoulder-width apart, your feet together and parallel to each other.

2. Look forward rather than down at the floor. The first contact you make with the floor with any part of the face should be your chin, not your nose.

3. Keep your legs straight and your toes tucked under your feet.

4. Straighten your arms as you push your body up off the floor. Keep your palms fixed at the same position and keep your body straight. Try not to bend or arch your upper or lower back as you push up.

5. Exhale as your arms straighten out.

6. Pause for a moment.

7. Lower your body slowly towards the floor. Bend your arms and keep your palms in fixed position. Keep body straight and feet together.

8. Lower body until chest touches the floor. Try not to bend your back. Keep your knees off the floor, and inhale as you bend your arms.

9. Pause for a moment. Begin straightening your arms for a second push-up. Exhale as you raise your body.

Article Source: How to do a proper push-up

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Dpep said...

Hi Bhing
Great tip, I am into health and fitness. I love running, biking and I am an avid racquetball player- and play in local tournaments. so I always appreciate it when I see others taking an interest in fitness and caring enough to share their knowledge. Keep it up:)
God Bless
Rev Deb

Romancing Italy said...

I keep telling myself I need to do these, and everyday I find enough excuses to not do them. The longer I take, there won't be a second rep!

Dpep said...


well, then I am encouraging you to do a few so that the next ones will be a little easier and the next will be even easier then the last, until they become second nature.

I have made my exercise a daily routine with my family,and it has been a second nature now for some 15 yrs. or more...

So if I can do it so can you... :) I believe in you :)

Have a happy fit and healthy day, one rep at a time :)..
Rev Deb